About Eat at Lu’s

My name is Lisa Beiswenger, and this website is dedicated to exploring food in all its forms: the good, the bad, and the ugly.This project began in 2011 when I began to develop vegan and vegetarian recipes for my cooking blog.  In 2016, the project expanded into a podcast and blog where I cook recipes from the past.  While cooking, I explore the history, science, and social life of food and cooking.  
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Will it Waffe: Puffle

In this video, I’m putting a spin on something I saw on Epicurious. I’m making a puffle stromboli. A puffle is a waffle made with puff pastry that can be filled with all sorts of goodness. In this case, I’m putting cheese, pepperoni, and sautéed vegetables to make a sort of puffle stromboli. I realize that it’s somewhat sacrilegious to call this a stromboli, but it is the only way I can think of to describe it. I hope you’ll forgive me.

The idea came from here: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes-menus/fast-easy-puff-pastry-waffle-article

Egg Dyeing Techniques

In this video, I use some interesting techniques that I got from the Home and Gardens website to make some very pretty dyed eggs. The first technique is to swirl rubber cement on the eggs before dyeing. The second technique is supposed to give a tie-dye look to the egg. And the third technique gives a cool speckled/splattered look to the eggs. To prepare my dye, I used 1 cup of boiling water, two tablespoons of white vinegar, and about 40 drops of food coloring.  For the third technique, I added 1 tablespoon of oil to the dye bath and swirled the oil around before I put the egg in.

There was a little mishap with the pink egg that I put the rubber cement on.  I was having some trouble getting the salty rubber cement off the egg, so I tried to rinse it off.  Unfortunately, that also rinsed off some of the dye.  I put it back in the dye bath, so it would be a little more blue.  I think it turned out kind of neat, but it doesn’t really show off the rubber cement technique very well any more.

Testing Banana Slicers

The title of the video pretty much tells you everything you need to know. I’m going to test two different banana slicers, one where I just push a banana shapped cutter down over the banana and another where I have to insert the banana in the cutter. Which cutter will be victorious? Will I end up injured again? Will I ever buy anything useful from Wish? How many times will Scout walk in front of the camera? Watch to find out the answers to these and many more questions!